With the holiday season approaching, a police presence on B.C. highways is on the increase and our designated drivers are noticing it throughout work hours. The drivers have reported many pop sobriety checks arising at odd hours like 5am and 9am even on Sunday mornings.
These roadblocks are enforced in order to control the deadly road accidents due to drunk driving. The rate of accidents increases during the holiday season making is risky to reach home safe.
If you are wondering what can happen if you are caught driving drunk, these are the possible penalties for impaired driving in British Columbia and what drunk driving can cost you in Vancouver:
Driver Licence Suspension from 24 hours to 90 days
Fines ranging from $600 to $4060
Monthly Rehabilitation (Responsible Driver Program)
Installation of ignition interlock in your vehicle
Hence, there can be some serious penalties for impaired driving. It is important to keep in mind that prevention is better than cure. Discreet Designated Driver makes sure you reach home safe without leaving your car behind.
You can easily plan ahead for upcoming parties or events and book a safe ride in advance so you never have to wait. If you want to know how much it can cost for a designated ride, you can check out the fare estimates. We are open on civic holidays.
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